Are YOU famous (or infamous)

Old Dec 10th, 2004, 05:24 AM
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I suppose I had my fifteen minutes of fame when my husband and I were on the Leeza Gibbons show a few years back. The topic was "America's Greatest Husband." Oh, wait a second, I guess that would be HIS fifteen minutes of fame.

I am mentioned in the Iggy Pop biography "Gimme Danger," and I'm currently working on a photo book about my island to be published next year. I hope to write my own memoirs at some point in my life, so maybe I'll be famous then.

Honestly, I agree with the above posters who stated they aren't famous....and wouldn't want to be. I prefer to have my privacy, as well.
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Old Dec 10th, 2004, 06:02 AM
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I'll get this off my chest. It ticks me off to see this young Hollywood famous "studs" who have invaded the plastic world we now know as "celebrity". Most couldn't act their way out of a sleazy Hollywod talent agents office, yet they are "mega stars". You know why? Because for the same reason the majority of women vote for the best looking candidate. "Their cuuuuuute". Makes me sick to my stomach. Well, you guys just wait. You'll get you comeuppance! I now have no permanent address. I now have to move from city to city. I'm sometimes recognized, but in a way that shows "what the hell happened to you?" I haven't had a decent role in years, I am now ostracized by Hollywood, I spend most of my time by myself, (sometimes with other rejects) I am now relegated to semi-exspensive wine, I get the stupidest looks when I am around a crowd, and I spend endless, wasted time "seeing the world". It's lonely. And it sucks.
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Old Dec 10th, 2004, 06:25 AM
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Once in New York I stood shoulder to shoulder with Kurt Russell and bumped right into Bon Jovi at New York airport!
Close as I'll get to fame!

Now NYCFS - time to come clean, if you can't say who you are, would it really matter if you slipped who sent the flowers!!!!!

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Old Dec 10th, 2004, 06:29 AM
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I think he spells his name C-O-L-I-N.
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Old Dec 10th, 2004, 06:39 AM
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I am not famous unless you count appearing as an extra in a bad TV movie starring Rip Torn and Karen Quinlan. Also appeared on national TV totally naked - yes, I was lucky enough to get caught by the network cameras when I took part in a world record streaking episode back in the seventies. I miss the college days.
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Old Dec 10th, 2004, 06:45 AM
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Not infamous - and that's a good thing right
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Old Dec 10th, 2004, 06:48 AM
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Jon Bon Jovi...YUM!!!!! I would have bumped into him again, and again, and again...
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Old Dec 10th, 2004, 06:49 AM
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NYCFS, I like your style. OK, when I'm in NY next week, why don't we meet for champagne - I promise not to peak. I'll simply sit there with my blinders on, listen to your fabulous tales, and make murmuring noises at appropriate times. Have a joyous holiday season, and thanks for your additions to the site.
 
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I forgot my Bon Jovi one! Went to see TFI Friday in London. Fot the non-Irish/Brits this was a show olive on Friday that had interviews and music live at 6pm. it stood for thank F**k its Friday A Friend got tickets and was pally with "someone" who was supposed to get us in the bar set on the show. Needless to say we did not get to the bar due to the no show of a friend etc. I am a Jersey NOT Joisey girl and spent many a summer hannging out near redbank and the local beach bars, Donovan's etc. This was Bon Jovi country and I felt it was my duty to be there. For a laugh to make sure I was right in front of the stage when he was singing. The studio was tiny and I thought no prob get outta my way everyone. Well, Evil cows they hired (aka rent a model) to stand up front and look excited ELBOWED me to the back. I was jumping up and down in the back hoping my pals would see me on TV (It was live then I believe). One friend thinks she saw me.

We were warned about the heat in the studio and I thought Ha! I never faint no prob for me until 5 minutes later I had to leave the studio as I was beginning to faint and felt ill. Probably nothing to do with the Vodka and Coke and jumping up and down earlier! Saw the rest of the Show from the TV at the stage door. Totally annoyed. But he was VERY handsome even if he is a smaller stature. He has better hair and skin than most of us women...not fair. That was a fun trip to London I forgot about that.
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Old Dec 10th, 2004, 07:25 AM
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Awww, don't be so hard on NYFS. If someone works for or with a celeb they often have their people send a gift or a card of thanks (or of course they can send it personally). As a noted photographer she must have some of these clients who send appreciations, that is what showbiz is all about.
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Old Dec 10th, 2004, 07:50 AM
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I know, girls. John Francis Bongiovi makes my heart flutter, too. And boy is he photogenic!
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Old Dec 10th, 2004, 08:09 AM
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NYCFoodSnob, you don't happen to know a photographer in your area by my same name, do you? It sounds like you both are in the same line of work.
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Old Dec 10th, 2004, 08:36 AM
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Well, I co-starred with Alan Arkin and Sondra Locke in The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter, and with a then-9-year-old Christina Applegate in that well-known production, Jaws of Satan.

In the former I was (along with my son) part of the crowd in the park; in the latter I was the extremely emotional mourner in the cemetery scene.

Both movies were made in part in our little town.

Hey 1rood, we had a little better experience with Jack Nicholson. Sometime in the 70s we were snowed in at the Aspen airport, and were taxied to the tiny Eagle airport.

We were put on little plans to Denver, and my husband was the last to board ours.

The last empty seat was next to J. Nicholson. I don't think there was much chit chat between DH and JN, but he was reasdonably polite!

Ah, the brushes with fame! But none of them ever sent me flowers!

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Old Dec 10th, 2004, 08:45 AM
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Another Romper Room star here 1976.

Made the front page of my local newpaper many years ago "Victim of crash wanted in burglary" - a drugged out man jaywalked in front of my car and istead of getting assistance from the police and medical workers he was taken away in handcuffs! Turned out he skipped out on a 100k bond for theft and burglary!

Was in a NY Times article about 1 1/2 months ago about my PL bidding experience.

Hubby definitely has notable recognition in his past, but I don't think he'd want me to share. But he is an angel on earth
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Old Dec 10th, 2004, 09:55 AM
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This is a fun thread thanks Ke1th. My dry cleaners say they are dry cleaners to the *stars* and have alot of signed photographs and tokens from *stars* thanking them personally for not ruining their clothes.

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Old Dec 10th, 2004, 10:09 AM
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I am neither, but I do know some people who are on both of those lists. My nephew's father has had parts in Bull Durham, Pretty Woman, Boxing Helen, & some movie where terroists took over a prep school. Both my parents have been in numerous commercials, TV shows, & movies. Only as extras, but it helped suppliment their retirement & gave them some pretty good meals. And now for the infamous, one of my uncles (through marriage) was a govenor, who subsequently spent some time in jail after his term of office. But me, I am not on either of those lists & prefer it that way.
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Old Dec 10th, 2004, 10:45 AM
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I met Sarah Ferguson at a book signing party....does that count? I work at a major film studio in California and am elbow to elbow with them at our premieres. I enjoy seeing what they look like in person, looking at all the beautiful clothes and jewelry but I like my life better. Although I wouldn't mind a bit of their paycheck
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Old Dec 10th, 2004, 11:06 AM
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I've met too many to list. I lived and worked near the Ritz and we had many celebritirs staying there and shopping At Brooks Bros. My favorite customer for sweetness was Angela Lansbury. I was thrilled to sell a sweater to Carlos Fuentes. Richard Ford was a C.U. I also met Rob Lowe, Rod Stewart. Paul Newman, Donald Sunderland. I work sometimes for a friend who does theater publicity so I go to alot of cast parties (Julia Harris, Alan Bates my favorites)
I also worked at the jazz club Storyville and so I know alot of the famous musicians. And there's the book signings: Peter Mayle, Patricia Wells and several more. When I was a young woman, I had a drink with Anthony Quinn.
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Old Dec 10th, 2004, 11:25 AM
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My mother (Mrs. Bob the Nav) used to be the host of local Romper-Room-type-of-show in Indianapolis when I was a kid, and I used to appear on it from time to time.

The only TV appearance I've made recently was as an extra on ER a couple of years ago. Ms. Go and I were "Jogging Couple." Hey, we got paid and everything!
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Old Dec 10th, 2004, 11:50 AM
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Neither. But in my area (pop. 170,000+), I've appeared twice when news crews were interviewing people on the street. The second time it was broadcast to other NBC affiliates in our state. My brother (420 miles away) said, "I wasn't even looking, but one word and I knew it was your voice!" And last year a large picture of me appeared in our daily paper; I was reading a book on a park bench near a fountain. A friend wants to publish a book/calendar about reading in public and will include me.

This thread reminds me of the Jimmy Buffett song, "It's Midnight and I'm Not Famous Yet."
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